Startups: Don’t forget about shipping and logistics

UPS Compass: Too much emphasis on product development and financing and not enough on fulfillment can backfire.

No matter what product you’re selling, unless you can deliver it to buyers in a timely fashion, you’re in trouble. Startup companies are particularly vulnerable because the people with the idea are immersed in getting the product right – which is essential. But sometimes logistics get short shrift.

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State of the International Air Cargo Industry

Frederick W. Smith, Chairman & CEO, FedEx Corporation

International Aviation Club of Washington, D.C.

April 10, 2014

Good afternoon. On behalf of more than 300,000 FedEx team members among the various FedEx companies around the world, thank you for inviting me. It’s my pleasure to address such an influential group, including many friends and acquaintances I’ve worked with through the decades. I’ve been coming to Washington for quite a while, and FedEx has long played an active role in promoting public policy that we believe benefits not only our customers but the general public as well. While the issues may change, what doesn’t change is the importance of getting policy right.

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FedEx and the Arbor Day Foundation Announce Disaster Recovery Program

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 24, 2014 — FedEx Corp. and the Arbor Day Foundation announced today the launch of the Community Tree Recovery program, which will connect disaster-stricken communities with the resources needed for sustainable recovery and community healing.

Designed to be the national resource for communities to turn to as they seek to restore their trees in the aftermath of natural disaster, the Community Tree Recovery program provides the structure and capacity to address multiple disasters annually, distributing seedling trees to afflicted communities nationwide.  During the last few months, the program has already provided trees for towns in New Jersey still reeling from the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and neighborhoods in Colorado rebuilding from the devastating 2012 wildfires.  Through this Arbor Day Foundation program, FedEx – as national sponsor — will enhance sustainable recovery efforts for these communities in the months and years to come.

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UPS Helps Small Go Big

Young entrepreneur’s lemonade stand makes a big social impact

In 2012, 8-year-old Vivienne Harr set up her lemonade stand, attempting to raise $ 100,000 for organizations making an impact on worldwide child slavery; she accomplished her goal in 173 days.

Two years later, she, her business partner and father, Eric Harr, and their team at Make a Stand, Inc. – a new certified b corporation – have grown her lemonade stand into a fair trade business dedicated to responsible business practices that benefit suppliers and customers while earning her a place on the global stage.

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FedEx Strengthens Sustainable Access for Company and Community

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 7, 2014 — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) released its sixth annual Global Citizenship Report today, outlining steps the company has taken to build a more sustainable business by improving its operational efficiency and engaging in local communities. 

“FedEx continues to make the investments that will provide more sustainable access and future opportunities for our business, our customers and the communities we serve,” said Mitch Jackson, vice president of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability for FedEx.  “By focusing on strategic initiatives in both our company and the community at large, we are helping to meet the long-term economic and social needs of FedEx and the community.”

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FedEx Hosts “New Markets, New Opportunities” Roundtable

FedEx recently hosted a virtual roundtable on ‘New Markets, New Opportunities,’ in which FedEx executives discussed the arrival of vibrant new players that are creating fresh business opportunities in the global marketplace.

While Brazil, Russia, India and China have been at the center of many recent discussions focused on emerging markets, economists have identified a new set of countries whose economies are poised to take-off. Best known as MINT and CIVETS* nations, by 2050 most of them will expand to rank among the top 20 contributors to the global GDP, according to data from the World Bank and Goldman Sachs. 

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FedEx TechConnect Opens New Package Testing and Design Lab

It’s “Drop, Squeeze and Shake” to Better Service in New Industry-Leading, Environmentally Friendly FedEx Package Lab

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 14, 2014 – FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today that FedEx TechConnect has opened a new package laboratory to better serve customers.

The 30,000+ square-foot facility will serve both big and small FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight customers, providing them free package testing and design services.

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UPS Canada Welcomes Proposed Free Trade Agreement Between Canada and South Korea

Statement by Mike Tierney, President of UPS Canada, on the Proposed Canada-South Korea Free Trade Agreement.

Canada’s first Free Trade Agreement with a top performing Asian market should deliver strong future economic benefits for Canada and enhance private sector competitiveness.

UPS Canada welcomes the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Canada and South Korea; a significant milestone for both countries. While Canada and South Korea work to finalize the deal, UPS fully endorses the agreement in principle, as it will generate new growth and export opportunities for small, medium and large enterprises. These enterprises will have enhanced access to the 13th largest economy globally, which coupled with the recently signed Canada Europe Trade Agreement (CETA), creates exceptional momentum to drive export volumes over the long-term. 

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